- the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment: the site of our summer cabin.
- the area or exact plot of ground on which anything is, has been, or is to be located: the site of ancient Troy.
- Computers. website.
- to place in or provide with a site; locate.
- to put in position for operation, as artillery: to site a cannon.
Origin of site
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Examples from the Web for sites
Several Muslim sites in France, including mosques have been attacked or vandalized since the Charlie Hebdo massacre.Europe’s Islam Haters Say We Told You So
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
And yet we keep devouring the ever-increasing array of Jewish dating apps and sites and Facebook groups--why?My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
Desmogblog even found that the sites use the same WordPress widgets.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
How do you find the materials, and how do you manage to get them across New York to the sites?#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project
December 24, 2014
There are six UNESCO biosphere reserves and nine UNESCO World Heritage sites.Goodbye, Bahamas. Hello, Havana!
December 18, 2014
In most cases even the sites on which they stood cannot be identified.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
Sites cannot be standardized, and therefore no two are alike.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
What mattered if these sites were true or false—the believing soul had made them true.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Cities have arisen, like a dream, on the sites of country villages.The Frontier in American History
Frederick Jackson Turner
Other sanctified rabbis are interred in sites about the village and the hill.Byeways in Palestine
- the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be locateda building site; archaeological site
- (as modifier)site office
- an internet location where information relating to a specific subject or group of subjects can be accessed
- (tr) to locate, place, or install (something) in a specific place
Word Origin and History for sites
"place or position occupied by something," especially with reference to environment, late 14c., from Anglo-French site, Old French site "place, site; position," and directly from Latin situs "a place, position, situation, location, station; idleness, sloth, inactivity; forgetfulness; the effects of neglect," from past participle of sinere "let, leave alone, permit," from PIE *si-tu-, from root *tkei- "to settle, dwell, be home" (see home (n.)).
"to give a location to, place," 1590s, from site (n.). Related: Sited; siting.
- A place; a location.
- To locate or situate at a site.